This Week in School and Campus Safety

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This Weekly Update by the Illinois School and Campus Safety Program links to interim guidance from the IDPH on testing for COVID-19, promotes extreme heat safety month, and lists upcoming conferences.

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Laura Black
Program Coordinator
Illinois School and Campus Safety Program
IDPH Shares Interim Guidance on Testing for COVID-19

The Illinois Department of Public Health has released Interim Guidance on Testing for COVID-19 in
Community Settings and Schools. "This guidance addresses COVID-19 testing options using U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved testing for schools and other community settings, and is consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance on testing strategies for COVID-19 prevention in K-12 schools."
Extreme Heat Safety Month

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) monthly preparedness theme for July is Extreme Heat Safety Month.

IEMA recommends that people:
  • Take breaks in the shade
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Avoid overexertion and strenuous outdoor activities
  • Wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing that covers the skin to prevent sunburn
  • Use sunscreen
  • Don’t leave children or pets in a vehicle - Look before you lock!
  • Keep curtains and shades closed at home
  • Take cool showers or baths
  • Avoid using your oven
  • If you don’t have air conditioning, visit a cooling center, store, or mall
  • Check on family members, seniors, and neighbors
  • Follow our five NWS offices that cover Illinois (Chicago, Quad Cities, Lincoln, Paducah, and St. Louis)
Illinois School and Campus Safety Program